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The Biorefinery Simulation and Techno-Economic Analysis Modules

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What is BioSTEAM?

BioSTEAM is an open source process simulation package in Python for fast and flexible techno-economic analysis. BioSTEAM objects serve as basic building blocks to design and simulate a biorefinery. These include objects that handle material properties, material flows, unit operations, recycle loops and process specifications.


Get the latest version of BioSTEAM from

If you have an installation of Python with pip, simple install it with:

$ pip install biosteam

To get the git version, run:

$ git clone git://


BioSTEAM’s documentation is available on the web:

Bug reports

To report bugs, please use the BioSTEAM’s Bug Tracker at:

License information

See LICENSE.txt for information on the terms & conditions for usage of this software, and a DISCLAIMER OF ALL WARRANTIES.

Although not required by the BioSTEAM license, if it is convenient for you, please cite BioSTEAM if used in your work. Please also consider contributing any changes you make back, and benefit the community.


This work was funded by the DOE Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation (U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research under Award Number DE-SC0018420). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Energy.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program under Grant No. DGE - 1144245

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